ACLJ: CA Supreme Court 'Overreached' by Issuing 'Flawed' Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

June 21, 2011

(Washington, DC) The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said todays decision by the California Supreme Court striking down the state ban on same-sex marriage is another problematic example of an activist judiciary that overreached by taking this issue out of the hands of the state legislature.  The ACLJ, which is active in protecting marriage nationwide, has been involved in the legal fight to defend the state ban on same-sex marriage through the filing of friend-of-the-court briefs in California.

This flawed decision represents another example of an activist judiciary that overreached by taking this issue out of the hands of the state legislature where it belongs, said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ.  Were disappointed that the California high court failed to uphold what an overwhelming majority of California voters clearly understand that the institution of marriage is limited to one man one woman.  This decision guarantees one thing:  the issue of legalizing same-sex marriage once again moves to the forefront re-energizing the public and legal debate nationwide.
 
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice is based in Washington, D.C.